To catch an online predator: New A.I. scours chatrooms looking for sex offenders

Researchers from Purdue University have created a new algorithm that's intended to help law enforcement more easily uncover sex offenders preying on unwitting child victims online. The post To catch an...

Thanks to A.I., there is finally a way to spot ‘deepfake’ face swaps online

The ability to use deep learning artificial intelligence to realistically superimpose one person’s face onto another person’s body sounds like good, wholesome fun. Unfortunately, it’s got a sinister side, too,...

This algorithm can hide secret messages in regular-looking text

Whether it’s hiding messages under the stamps on letters or writing in invisible ink, people have always found ingenious ways of using whatever technology they have available to write secret...

Brain scans and A.I. confirm that dogs are great at recognizing our emotions

What dog lover hasn’t looked at his or her trusty mutt and tried to figure out what they’re thinking? Researchers from Mexico have demonstrated that brain reading could help with...

Coder’s algorithmic alphabet is nothing more than gibberish, but it looks real

What do you get when you cross generative art, linguistics, coding, and an attempt to troll future historians? Probably something a lot like a recent project from coder and artist...

Smart algorithm lets autonomous drones fly faster without crashing

Current autonomous drones struggle to fly quickly while managing to dodge obstacles. That is because their cameras can only process images up to a certain speed. A new algorithm from...

Wanna have a catch? Play with this crazy agile drone from ETH Zurich

Researchers from Switzerland’s ETH Zurich have programmed an omnidirectional drone to be able to catch a ball in a tiny net when one is thrown in its direction. Check out...

Notim.press/ed, or ‘Not Impressed,’ will tell you when your news is fake

In an attempt to make fake news a bit more ... flashy, a team from TechCrunch Disrupt London has created an algorithm that tells you when that "news" you're ready...

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Bitcoin ETF idea still a little funky, experts say

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Demand for exchange-traded funds that would provide exposure to cryptocurrencies like bitcoin is strong, but regulators will likely wait...